Caraway Family History

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Caraway Name Meaning

English: from Middle English carewei ‘caraway’ (from Old French carvi, caroi), probably applied as a metonymic occupational name for a spice merchant.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Carraway, Garraway, Callaway, Bradway, Stanaway, Caram, Ordway

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Caraway Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Caraway name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Caraway. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Norway


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Caraway Family Origin

Where is the Caraway family from?

Caraway Family Occupations

What did your Caraway ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Caraway occupation in the UK was Boot & Shoemaker. 100% of Caraway's were Boot & Shoemakers.

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  • Boot & Shoemaker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Caraway ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Caraway Historical Records

What Caraway family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Caraway. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Caraway census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 748 immigration records available for the last name Caraway. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Caraway. For the veterans among your Caraway ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Caraway Life Expectancy

What is the average Caraway lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Caraway life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1951. The average life expectancy for Caraway in 1944 was 29, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Caraway

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Caraway ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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